Now Play This is a festival of experimental game design, running at Somerset House in London from 6-8 April, showcasing interactive and playful work as part of the London Games Festival. In 2018 we’re looking in particular at the themes of place, pattern and game-making – from a videogame about walking up hills in Cumbria to a physical game about building a 3D-printed city.

Join us to explore an exhibition of 25 games and other artworks, and even get involved in contributing to one giant game that we’re making across the weekend. Exhibition tickets are £8 / £6.50 concession, and are available at the Somerset House website.

Or grab a weekend ticket (on sale soon) and come and hang out for the whole three days, with special access to Makers’ Corner, where you can play more digital games, sign up to share your own, browse the Now Play This library of game-related books and zines, join in on workshops, listen to artist interviews or just hang around and play with our curated selection of boardgames. Weekend tickets are £35, and will be available very soon.

Now Play This is put on by Festival Director Holly Gramazio, Digital Curator George Buckenham, and Producers Sophie Sampson and Jo Summers.

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